Drum rolls, glockensschhhpeely things and eh drum rolls please….we come bearing not good but great news!:
THE FANTASTICAL John, Shelly & the Creatures release new single KILLER on May 28th
On the back of their first single ‘Long May You Reign‘ (taken from album DINOSAUR), JSATC where invited to perform on various National Television programmes: RTE’s “THE LATE LATE SHOW”, TG4’s IMEALL & POP CEOL & RTE TWO TUBE
Described as ‘effortlessly monumental’ (AU Magazine), there is ‘no better advertisement for the Belfast scene right now’ as John, Shelly & The Creatures are ‘one of the most exciting new names – bursting with talent’ (STATE.IE). With an “Excellent first album” (IRISH INDEPENDENT) – the band have been dazzling the critics with their array of instruments and songwriting that has been fine-tuned to a striking degree. And with the imminent release of follow up single ‘KILLER’, this band are simply destined for success.
More TV for the lads to try their hand at: On 7 Apr 2010 Join JSATC on BBC as they Perform for BBC’s Imeall Gael. They were also recently in with Dave Fanning on the Eleventh Hour and their performance and interview will be broadcasted on RTE in April & May in time for their new single launch.
The Blonde bombshell that invaded our Radio & Tv boxes last year is back with New single TONIGHT (FRYDL425) – 19th April
Taken from album WHAT DOES IT TAKE? (COOKCD508) – out now!
Plus … Summer Irish Dates to be announced!
Nell Bryden, has announced she will be releasing a new digital download single, Tonight (Ash Howes Radio Mix), on Monday 19th April. Her last single, Not Like Loving You, spent an incredible six weeks on the BBC Radio 2 A List, and was described by the Daily Mirror (****) as “a big bold production – keening pedal steels, bright edgy horns and a massed choir – push the incomparable thrill of the title to the fore. Swell” . The original version of Tonight can be found on Bryden’s recently released album What Does It Take?
Critics praised Nell, saying “ Her vocal versatility is supported by consummate songwriting skills … Think of a female Nick Lowe with a better voice” (Uncut) and “An eclectic collection, it takes in country blues, Dixieland Jazz and her warm, rich voice even shows a touch of the Roberta Flacks” (Q).
Bryden is fast becoming one of the most talked about and sought after new artists, building the buzz the old-fashioned way with word-of-mouth endorsements of her live shows. With four international tours (and 500 shows) in the last 18 months under her belt, including tours with KT Tunstall, and The Counting Crows, and a self-released debut single, What Does It Take, spending 7 weeks on the BBC R2 A-list (Second Time Around spent over 2 months on the RTE Radio1 playlist and was Song of the Week on Today FM)- she is definitely one to watch. Bryden also appeared on RTE TV’s the Late Late show on her first single release of Second Time Around.
Following a chance meeting with a US Army colonel at South By South West, Bryden set aside her political preconceptions to entertain the troops in Iraq – not once, but twice –in 2009, and became, in the process, a Forces Sweetheart. Award winning documentary maker Susan Cohn Rockefeller, of the Rockefeller dynasty in the USA, commissioned a team of filmmakers to go with Bryden on her second visit. Entitled Striking A Chord, the documentary provides an insight into how the troops are coping and how they feel at home when music is played, amongst other things. It is due to be released later this year. you can view the trailer here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K54koz429zk&feature=related
And you can also view A cast of 200 donate their time to raise money In Abbey Road studios biggest ever recording session. This was the biggest ever 1 day session to be staged at Abbey Road in the history of the famous recording studios. Multi-million selling artists from Michael Bolton to Robin Gibb, to Hayley Westenra contributed to the song, written by A1’s Mark Read and Robert Hart (Bad Company, Distance, The Jones Gang). They performed alongside The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Pipes & Drums from the Army School of Bagpipe Music and Drumming, Bugles from The Academy of Music at Kneller Hall, a Choir of Celebrities and the Carmel Thomas Youth Choir. Paul Carrack, Kenny Jones, Paul Rodgers, Lee Mead, Mark Read, Mica Paris, Natasha Hamilton, Haley Westenra, Carol Decker, Nell Bryden and Liz McClarnon also starred.
LINK here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W9L4nfHwo5w